Viaducto de la polvorilla, San Antonio de los Cobres

4.7
#37 of 156 in Things to do in Province of Salta
One of the highest viaducts in the world and a highlight of the "Train to the Clouds" rail tour, Viaducto de la polvorilla stretches across the valley at 223 m (732 ft) long, reaching a maximum height of 63 m (207 ft). The bridge's dark grey steel stands out against the rocky desert foreground. Several triangle shaped columns support the bridge, filled with support beams in a web like pattern. The bridge is not exclusive to the train tour-- hiking along the Toro River through the mountains provides a more adventurous route. Using our international travel planner, San Antonio de los Cobres attractions like Viaducto de la polvorilla can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Do not get tickets for the train and overland in another vehicle not led us because according to our Tour Coordinator roads were broken (end of July 2017) would like to know if anyone was at that time and if they could go without problems
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  • August 9, 2017
    From the former route 40 a gravel road in regular State (about 20 km) the landscape is not very attractive until, suddenly, it appears the curved iron mole. You can climb from floor to the top of the bridge by a makeshift staircase located to the left of the Valley. The problem is the wind and high altitude on the level of the Sea (4200 m.) is that, which makes climbing hard enough. A bridge that is worth knowing.
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  • August 1, 2017
    A very interesting place to visit. There is not much to see but what you see in the pictures. I actually expect to see something more but it is only this structure and a place where they sell beautiful pots of mud at the foot of the structure. Nothing else. There is another thing.
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  • August 16, 2016
    A long long road to see this wonderful viaduc in marvellous landscape!
  • December 17, 2016
    Excellent place
  • August 1, 2017
    Magical, emotional. Very high. Be address at the first sign of sickness. In the train of the clouds, there are nursing service.
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  • July 31, 2017
    It has a wonderful landscape there is a shop selling pies and hot water very well
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  • July 27, 2017
    Impressive piece of engineering in the middle of a unique landscape, a postal wonderful not to be missed.
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